DOE-funded LED R&D projects tackle the science and technology challenges that stand in the way of achieving SSL Program targets for LED efficacy, performance, and cost. All project selections align with the priorities and targets detailed in the R&D Opportunities, updated annually with industry input.

Learn more about Lighting R&D Challenges, as well as DOE SSL Program Impacts and Research Highlights. Find details about the current LED R&D projects below.

June 17, 2019

Adaptive Lighting for Streets and Residential Areas

Lead Performer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Blacksburg, VA

October 14, 2020

June 14, 2019

Additively Manufactured Solid-State Luminaire

Lead Performer: Eaton Corporation – Menomonee Falls, WI

September 21, 2020

AlInP Based LEDs for Efficient Red and Amber Emission

Lead Performer: National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Golden, CO